While there is no single indicator or profile of a violent school intruder there are some common characteristics to be on the look out for. One of them is the combination of both angry/agitated and unplugged or isolated.
There is a great little two minute video on Youtube right now that demonstrates that very trait quite well and reminds ALL school staff of how the little things really do matter. Click on this link to view it.
Take some time to talk with your co-workers about this video and expand your situational awareness to be on the look out for these kids. They need your help today. While the vast majority of these kids will never turn violent; clearly they need someone in their life to help guide them to a healthier place and discover what the root causes are of their anger and isolation. So there is NO downside to intervening and looking out for the little things that actually do REALLY MATTER... kids.
This is John Baker for safetysolutions4schools.com